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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1890.
PnbHahedD.llyand Weekly t KIM Second Ave
nue, Rock Island, 11L
J. W. Potter.
Tasns Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All eomninnisatinns of a critical or argnment.
tive ch.rar'e., political or religion, must bave
real name attached for publication No each .rti
ticles will b printed over Sctitlons signatures.
Anonymous rommonleitions not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
in Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Junk 8. 1890.
8enator Carlisle baa been placed on
the committee on finance, territories and
woman's suffrage. This is an exceptional
compliment to the new senator.
That the germs of greenbackism are
not all extinct is evidenced by the calling
of a national greenback conference at
Indianapolis for August 27th.
Trlcka of Showmen.
Freaks for museums are now made to order.
Give mo an hour's time ami I cau riff up an
elet-trie man fr auy person id the city. All
that la invrtsary i to fasten two large bras
or iron lnU"s to the D.r and attach them to
au eLx'trii- battery. Any person will answer
for the man, providing bo Mtatids on one of
the plateK and allows everybody that steps on
the other plate to shake hani with him, thus
completing tho circuit. Slate writing in
tjeutre done with the aid of a eonflerate
or two in the audience. The meyu u writ
ten ou oiio side of the slate, which is carefully
covered with a pice of clean, dry black rub-
ber looking like Hlate, which fits very closely
and protecting tho writing from the damp
rag which is passed over it to make the audi-
tlic think that no writing exists.
The performer then stejis into the audito
rium and asks somebody to suggest a sentence.
The confederate is the first to respond, and
liis question is chosen. An answer to this is.
of course, written ou the slate already and
carefully covered with the rubber. A board
is next securely fastened to the frame sides
of the late with cord, and the performer then
takes tho whole nlfair on the stage and un
fastens the board, beiu careful to remove
the rubber at the same time, thus allowing
the people to see the writing. All other tricks
are just as simple, but on account of their
simplicity nobody can easilv catch on to the
wav tlu-v nre executed. Showman in St.
Lewis ( llobc-Democrat.
TlKiiMMid, of ndniirers visited Gladstone
at Uiiv.-.ir-i. n lust week.
Tim i !! ickcrs of Alabama have put
a state tH K.'t in the hold.
Crop prospects in nil parts of Manitoba
are reportc I as excellent.
Matt Morgan, the noted artist and carl
catmint, i:ied in New York Monday.
It will require six years and an annual
appropriation of fiM"' to complete the
. oth-juil records of the rebellion.
Ten of the principal breweries of San
Francisco are said to' have been sold to an
English syndicate for f7,5U0,00i.
Harry .1. Carle, confidential clerk of tlie
A. Ilooth I'acking company, Denver, is
under arrest for embezzling f5,000.
Mexico is alarmed at the influx of
Chinese, who are displacing Mexican
workmen on account of the cheapness of
Samuel Austin, postmaster, and the
principal dry Konds merchiaut of Ramsey,
near Vand. ilia. Ills., has failed for $15,000.
Kx-Stnte Treasurer Xoland, of Missouri,
is all rmht. Mis trial baa been postponed
indefinitely, notwithstanding that he stole
$S0.()U of the state's money.
The Illinois state department of agricul
ture has information that wheat is in a
bad way, averaging but 63 per cent.
against o percent, a month ago.
Chakir Pasha, the official who is held re
sponsible for the outrages upon Christians
in Crete, hits lieeu summoned to Constan
tinople by the Turkish Government.
Seven hundred stonecutters employed in
Pittsburgh and Allegheny City, Pa.,
struck Monday for an advance of four
cents an hour in wages. They have been
receiving W.tat per day.
It is reported at Council IllufTs that
Francis Murphy, the temperance advocate,
is engaged to marry Mrs. iteliecca Fisher,
of that city. Mrs. Fisher recently secured
a divorce because her husband was a
In the general assembly of the United
Presbyterians at liullalo, Monday a mo
tion was adopted referring back a report
with instructions to report prohibiting
clergymen and theological students from
using tobacco in any form.
Or. John-urn Adams Allen, president of
Rush Medical College, is lying seriously
ill at his residcuce, aJl Michigan avenue,
Chicago, from a complication of diseases.
He mav live for a few hours or for a
month, but his end is undoubtedly close
Thorn 'ts Overb, of Kentucky, aurl Rob
ert Sanders, nu Indhuiiuu, fought a duel
with revolvers Sunday niiilit in a cemetery
at Louisville. Senders was dangerously
wounded, while Overby w.is unhurt. A
pretty Hfiosier brunette, of Kvansville,
was the cause of the tiuht.
At the meeting of I'r.'snyterian minis
ters in Chicago Monday, Rev. II. S. Wil
liams, of KiiKlcwood, who lias had trouble
with his congregation, nttt inpted to make
a speech oi explaualion, but was railed
down by some women vvliohotited, "False,
false," until he wa.- compelled to stop.
At Ijike George, a village forty miles
from Ottawa, Canada. .u old man named
Campeau gavi li'i.s.Maii.i.:;iildren and their
mother soni jioisono'is roots to eat, also
taking soiiio tiiius.-l i. Three cf the chil
dren died fi.nii the I'lu-rt-s and the rest of
the family. iuclnniiiK Caiiipe.iii, are con
sidered in great iI.uik' r.
The lli-.se Hull (ianim.
CliIC.Mii, June ". Yesterday's base Bhll
games resulted i:i t!i foll-iwing scores:
League: At New Yo.-k New York 6,
Brooklyn -4. batteric.-i Uusi and Buckley,
Camithers and Clarke. At Philadelphia
Philadelphia 6, B.ttoii 14; batteries
Vickery, buntli and Cu-wnts, Nichols
and Iienneti. At Pit slmrg -Pittsburg 1,
Chicago 14: batteries- II i; lio.m nuil Ktttp
redge, Luwn and iM--:wr At Cleveland
Cincinnati 4, (.'1 vci.nil ;l. batteries
Rhines and Harrington, U :i:iu und Zim
zner. Urotherho.-id: At New York NVw York
10, Boston 7; b-ittcries r.win ; ami Ewing,
Kilroy and Kelly. At I'nila lelp'iia Phil
adelphi l'J. l'.rooklyn 7: l U ,t!v?- Knell
and Cross, Sowders aud Dii... At Buf
falo UutTalo I, Pittsbur ' it, i.Htieries
Baldwin and Mack, Maul Mil CamiiL At
Chicago Chicago", Clevel in I :-t i, dteries
Baldwin and Farrull, liah.m, .tail Sut-
Commoted that Russians' hi.imice.
Sofia, June 8. The sentence of Cnpt.
Kalabkoff, of the Russian army, who, as
a co-conspirator with Ma. Panitata, was
condemned to nine years' imprisonment,
ha been commuted to banishment.
The Vesuvius In Commission.
Philadelphia, June 3. At the Leagu
Island navy yard yesterday the United
States government took formal possession
of the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius and that
vessel was placed in commission as a man-of-war.
Fire in a Canadian Village.
Montreal, June a The village of St.
Jacques de Lachyian was almost entirely
destroyed by fire yesterday. Twenty
eight houses were burned; also a number
of large tobacco warehouses. Loss, $100,
000. He Was Very Considerate. :
Boston, June 3. Frank E. Chandler, 60
yean of age, cut his throat at his lodging
house on Bowdoin street yesterday. He
held his head out of the window and cut
his th roat so that he would not ruin the car
pels. ... -
MORRILL IS TIRED.
Demands of the Silver
Make Him Weary.
HE THINKS THEY ABE INSATIABLE.
A Claim for the Karth and the Fullness
Thereof All out the Way He Character
Izes their Aspirations The National
Finances an Reported by the Treasury
A House Caucus Stands by the Service
Fenalon A Law to Tax Patents.
Washisotov City, June 8. Morrill oi
Vermont gave the senate his view of the
silver question yesterday. He said he had
been in favor of doubling the amount of
sliver bullion purchased and, in fact, de
sirous of doing almost anything in that
direction, except abandoning absolutely
and forever the bi-metallie standard of
money. But the followers of the new sil
ver gospel were not easily satisfied. They
demanded the coinage of all the silver at
the expense of the government. They also
wanted the treasury notes or certificates to
be made a legal tender for all debts, public
and private. Then they wanted be treas
ury reserve to be cut down to ten millions,
and the hundred millions of gold now held
for the redemption of legal tender notes to
be reduced to fifty millions.
The Last Straw for Morrill.
Finally, rather than anything else, they
wanted free coinage for all the American
silver, and for all that might be brought
into the United States from Mexico or any
other country. The cost of coining silver
(about 2 per cent.) was to be borne by the
government, and the depositors of silver
bullion were to receive all the difference in
value between bullion and standard dol
The Real "Creditor Class."
That was the feast to which the senate
was invited by the distinguished senators
from Colorado and Nevada (Teller and
Jones). The wage earners of the United
States were to be counted by millions and
were the most numerous creditor class of
the country (and, he believed, the largest
in amount). It was that class that it was
now proposed to pay off in cheaper or in
depreciated standard money and to re
quire to pay higher prices for anything
they had to buy. Could there be any
thing, he asked, more likely, in all parts
of the country, at an early day, to pro
voke strikes for higher wages? Morrill
had no faith in the stories of public and
private indebtedness of the country. He
believed, if correct figures could be ob
tained, it would be found that the indebt
edness per capita was never less than in
In Favor ot th "Double Standarp.'
He 'believed that by wise and moderate
legislation a sufficient amount of silver
might be utilized, and yet a bi metallic
standard be maintained. He did not want
to have the United States divorced from
the commercial world, but that was not
the policy of those who had led off in the
debate. Their transparent design was
only thinly attempted to he concealed, to
go, by a single bound, to a silver standard.
If the country was to have a single stand
ard he preferred that that standard should
bo;gold rather than silver. He would, how
ever, be glad to see both maintained and,
with the expectation that with a very lib
eral increase of silver and with good man
agement on the part of the treasury de
partment, the parity of value would be
THE TREASURY BALANCE SHEET.
A Reduction in the Debt of 0,6(il,8Tl
Income and Outgo.
Washington Citt, June 3. The
monthly public debt statement issued
from the treasury department yesterday
shows a decrease in the debt amounting
to (6,661,871, during May, and for the
eleven months of the current fiscal year
187,767,722. The total debt, less cash in the
treasury, on the 1st of June, was fl,008,.
858,88. The net cash or surplus in the
treasury was 36,901,7Jtl, against $35,930,
622 a month ago. National bank deposi
tories hold $31,225,998 of government
funds, or about half a million les. than
Amount of Coin in the Treasury.
The gold fund balance has increased
about $),() 10, ooo during the past month,
and to-day amounts to $190,544,854; and
the silver fund balance exclusive of
6,000,000 trade-dollar bullion has in
creased a little mere than $1,000,000, and
now amounts to $18,213,725. The fund of
standard silver dollars keeps steadily in
creasing, and the treasury holds 1:109,934.
092 of this coin.
Receipts and Fxnenditurea.
Government receipts during the month,
from all sources, aggreRated $35,443,351,
and receipts for the eleven months of the
current fiscal year ended May 81, aggre
gated $304,M6,98o. The receipts for the
present month will probably reach $35,
000,000, and thus swell the government re
ceipts for the current fiscal year very close
to $400,000,000, or fifteen millions more
than Secretary Windom's estimate mads
early last fall. On the other hand, expen
ditures during the eleven months last
past, aggregated $303,124,040, or about
fourteen millions more than for the corre
sponding eleven mouths of the past fiscal
Pension payments so far this, year have
amounted to $103,177,727, or fully $13,000,
000 more than during the corresponding
eleven months of the previous year.,
Coinage at the mints during May aggre
gated in value $,058,W)0, or $74,900 in gold
coin and $2,9oO,0iO iu standard silver dol
lars and the remainder in minor coin.
THE DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
A Day Devoted Principally to Talk Lit
tle Business Transacted.
Washington City, June 3. The senate
yesterday ordered a conference on the
naval appropriation bill, and agreed to
the conference reports on the military
academy and army appropriation bills.
The latter provides that no liquor shall be
supplied in military "canteens" at posts
in prohibition states. The remainder of the
day was devoted to silver discussion with
out action on the bill. A letter was re
ceived from the president inviting atten
tion to the recommendations of the
Fan-American congress regarding uni
form customs regulations, and
other matters. A bill was introduced
authorizing the transmission of letters
concerning pensions free through the
mails, and another to provide for the pur
chase of silver bullion aud the issue there
on of certificates.
The house spent most of the day pre
venting anybody from doing anything.
It was suspension day, and a number of
attempts were made to give condemned
cannon to different bodies for monumen
tal purposes. Bnt so many members
wanted cannonthey weri all afraid that
tncstock would run out before they got
any and refused to pans any bills. The sen
ate hill relieving the builders j0f the war
ship Charleston from penalties amount
ing to $33,000 was parsed. A bill was in
truduced to include all carrying companies
in tho interstate commerce? law, and the
bill to tax patents was reported favorably.
Rome Condemns Boycotting;.
London, June 3. The Kt- Rev. Edward
T. O'Dwyer, Roman Catholic bishop of
Limerick, has issued a pastoral letter
withdrawing from the priests iu his dio
cese the power to grant absolution to per
sons guilty of boycotting or advocating
and practicing the plan of camnaitrn.
The action of the bishop has created much
surprise and indignation.
Was the Erin Overlaaded?
Lonpox, June 8. The inquiry now in
progress by the board of trade into the
loss of the National line ship Erin is being
pursued in the direction of ascertaining
whether or not the veasel was overloaded.
The suspicion that this was the case baa
. . . ! I I Q- , 1
long been entertained in omciai quarters.
HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCL S.
Pension Matters Considered and tbe
Service Bill Insisted Upon.
Washington City, June 8. Cc ntrary
to expectation the matter of pensions
came up in the Republican caucus in the
house last night The difference bit ween
the senate and bouse is that the former
favors a dependent bill and the letter a
service bill, and the conferrees have been
nnable to agree. After a long discussion
the canens agreed that the house confer
rees should insist on the retention of the
amendments made by the house, a ad also
that a further amendment should h made
providing that no pension shall be less
than $0 per montn.
Two Other Bills Postponed.
The McComas bill to prevent by states
the gerrymandering of election districts
was then taken up, and McConais and
others addressed the house on it. So con
clusion was reached, and it was a reed to
allow the bill to await the action of an
other caucus. It had been Intended to
take some action on the national election
bill, but after Lodge of Massachust ttti and
Rowell of Illinois had explained I he pro
visions of the bills on the subject p -e pared
by them respectively. It was decidt d to let
the matter go over until next Thursday
evening, when another caucus will be held.
Industrial Investigation Authorized.
Washington City, June a Th. house
committee on labor has authonz d a fa
vorable report on the resolution int rodnced
in the house by Mason of Hlinois, author
izing the committee to select from i ts num
ber a sub committee of five members to
take evidence at such places as it may de
termine during the present session, or dur
ing the recess of this congress, in regard
to the establishment of eight noirs as a
day's work, and in regard to the o )eration
and enforcement of the eiKht-hour federal
law, and also as to the advisabilii y of es
tablishing a minimum rate of waives to be
paid laborer,- in the employ of the govern
Why They Would Tax Patents.
Washington City, June 8. In spotting
favorably the bill to tax patents tlie house
patent committee says that if, at the end
of five years after the grant of a r atent, it
is of such little value to the owne: that he
does not care to pay a tax of $10 thereon,
the patent shall expire; and that if, at the
end of ten years, the patent is of such lit
tle value as not to warrant a tax of $25, it
shall then expire. The purpose is- to weed
out undeveloped and useless patei ts to the
end that they shall not block tho way of
Got in a Whack at New Yf rk.
Washington City, June 3. While the
house was busily engaged yesterday in
staving off grants of condemned cannon,
Anderson of Kentucky raised a laugh by
saying in response to a remark by Flower
of New York that all the cannon should
be used to aid New York to erect a monu
ment to Gen. Grant.
Confirmed by the Senate.
Washington Citt, June 3. The follow
ing nominations among others hive been
confirmed by the senate: A. J. IK URherty,
of Illinois, consul at Callan; Thomas 1).
Means, receiver of public moneys at Mar
quette, Mich.; George C Ginty. marshal
for the western district of Wiscorsin.
(letting- Along with the Tsrlf Bill.
Washington City, June 3. The Re
publican members of the finance commit
tee, did not get together yesterday after
noon. The sugar schedule they vill likely
leave unchanged. The general it tpression
is that the bill will be finished some time
MARRIED ON THE FLY.
A Young Indiana Couple Who Were
Bound to Get There.
Cincinnati, June 3. Harry Goodwin
and Cora Skinner, of Lawrenceburg, Ind.,
ran away Monday to be married. They
found Squire Sterling was at Elizabeth
town, O., just 200 yards over the state
line, and as they reached the s luire the
girl's father could be seen in the distance,
pursuing on horseback. Sterling grasp
ing the situation told the lovirstojoin
hands and run for Indiana, as t le license
was not good in Ohio.
The Old" Man Was Too I- le.
The three scrambled over ftnees and
through ditches, hand in hand. Crossing
the line tbe squire tumbled anij fell, but
as ne lay on me grounu nan jusi, enougq
breath to pronounce the words of the mar
riage service as the angry father galloped
up. A large crowd witnessed 1-ha novel
race, and cheered the bridal cou pie. The
father left without bestowing hu blessing.
And Equally Mysterious Disar pearanc
of a iattle ClrL
New Britain, Conn., June 3. The
body of a woman who was betutifulin
life lies at the morgue in this city await
ing identification. The hotly tvas taken
from the Walnut Hill reservoir on Satur
day evening. Tbe woman had lieen seen
near the reservoir with a little jirl in the
early part of the evening, acting very sus
piciously. About 8 o'clock Charles Eddy
was riding near the cemetery with a
friend. They were suddenly s' artled by
two piercing shrieks which seemed to
come from the reservoir. Edcy leaped
from the carriage, and saw whut he was
certain was a woman sink into the dark
Wher 1s tbe Little Girl?
A shawl and hat were found floating on
the water, and near the bank a woman 'b
shoe was found. Eddy lost no time in in
forming the police of the affair. The res
ervoir was dragged, and in les4 than an
hour the body of a woman was brought to
the surface. Several people of thia city
say they have frequently seen tie woman,
but no one seems to know her name or
anything about her. Whether i', was sui
cide or murder the police are at a loss to
say. What has liecome of the child who
was with the woman is unknown.
CHICAGO DRESSED BEEF.
The Butchers Going Into a Desperate
Fight with the "Big Four."
PrrrsnuRG, Pa., June a The National
Butchers' association is preparii g to make
a last desperate effort to rid itielf of the
Chicago dressed beef incubus. The move
in progress has for its object tl e consoli
dation of the various butchers' organiza
tions and all agricultural Intercuts, includ
ing tbe Farmers' Alliance. At the recent
convention of the association at Cincin
nati a committee was appointed to start
he move, which is also directed to off-set
the results of the original pat kages de
cision as far aa it applies to butt hers.
Will Fight to the Bitter End.
The consolidation proposes tc drive out
of business all butchers wio handle
dressed beef. This is to be done if neces
sary by big rate cutting. A committee
bas already been appointed and is quietly
at work. It will send out circi lars in the
United States and will work to join the
farmers and butchers. This will be a
final stroke to crush the western dressed
beef magnates, and no Bum will be spared
to make it successfuL
Labor legislation Itun Had.
SACLT Stk. Marie, Mich., June3. Rev.
Mr. Green, of the Escanaba Episcopal
church, will probably be tried under the
alien contract lalwr law. He w is a pastor
at the Canadian "Soo" church and while
there was contracted with to supply the
Escanaba pulpit. He claims taathewas
ignorant of the law, but his ignorance
does not satisfy the district att jrney, who
is investigating the matter.
aa&argnd for Demanding tPhelr Own.
MAYS' Landing, N. J., J u ie A The
striking Italians who placed o istructions
on the track at Folsom, N. J., and threat
ened serious trouble owing to their not
being paid by the contractor for work
done, were paid off by the rai joad com
pany yesterday and then dischat ged. There
art considerable mutterings an iong them
and more trouble is feared. ; I
gY1 $Y A WAVE.
Loveland, la., Flooded by a
VILLAGERS FLEE FOE THEIR LIVES.
One Woman Carried Away by the Fearful
Deluge and the Town Completely Inun
dated The Kxperlence of the Saylea
Family Destructive Storm in Virginia
Narrow Escape of the Hainlins Dan
ger in the Trolly Wire.
Council Blcfks, la., June 3. Loveland,
a village on the Northwestern, nineteen
miles north of this city, was deluged by a
waterspout Saturday night, which caused
great damage and put many lives In peril
and caused the loss of one. The town is
located oh the Boyer river, and to the
eastward stretches a gully which gradu
ally increases in width as it leaves the
town. A mile or so up the gully a cloud
surcharged with water poured a fearful
flood into the gully and a fearful wav
down upon the village.
Kollcd Down Like an Ocean Tide.
It gathered more and more fore, until
at last it rolled onward like the ocean tide.
A building located some distance from the
river was twisted around upon its founda
tion, and left in an almost ruined condi
tion. The dwelling houses in all parts of
the town were flooded, their contents
mined, and their inmates compelled to flee
for their lives. The depth of the flood
varied from three to ten feet in different
IHKperate Struggle lor Life.
The house of Luke Sayle, a short dis
tance from the river, was the scene of the
direst mishap. The family, consisting of
Sayles, his wife and son, the latter a yourg
man of 2i, were driven out of the house by
the incoming flood. Finding their escape
cut off iu the front, they left the house
clinging together, hand in hand, going
out of the back door. In the back yard
there is a steep slope from front to back.
and the current of water was so swift that
all three were swept from their feet and I
lost their hold on one another.
The Mother Swept Away.
The old man and his son seized a clump
of willows past which they were swept by
the torrent and managed to save them
selves. Mrs. Sayles, however, was carried
past this slender refuge, and all that hep
husband and son could do was to watch
the mad waves sweep her down into
the Boyer river to her death. She was
never seen a '-rain alive. All Satnrday night
and all day Sunday the friendsof the fam
ily were busy drairging the river for her
body, but they were unsuccessful, and it ia
probable that if the body is ever tecovered
it will be many miles lielow. The waters
have now subsided, and tbe town presents
l picture of desolation.
WILD WINDS IN VIRGINIA.
A Number of BuiUlinfrs Leveled to the
PKTEitsnrKo, Va.. June 3. The storm
which wrought such destruction in Din
widdie county Saturday night was very
destructive at Ford's Depot, on the Norfolk
and Western railroad, about twenty miles
from Petersburg. The roof of the hand
some residence of Charles Hamlin was
lifted up from its fastening and carried
some distance. Mr. Hamlin, his wife,
and six children, who were in the
house at the time, narrowly es
e9ca'd with their lives. One of
the children was painfully injured by a
falling piece of timber. Jeff lkrisxeau, L
E. Coleman, John R'tdsdale and John
Yiaden, all prominent citizens of the
county, had t heir out houses leveled to the
ground. A short distance from Ford's the
storm played havoc with growing crops,
and left ruin and desolation in its path.
A Brave Little Fellow.
Bcri.ington, la., June a Had it not
been for the bravery of little Freddie
Bouvia, aged 13 years, a stranger would
have perished in the Mississippi river last
evening. Tbe stranger, who was a green
hand at handling a sailboat, was upset in
the middle of the river. Y'oung Bouvia,
seeing the man's ieril, jumped into a skiff
and rowed out to his rescue. Alone and
unassisted he managed to drag the flound
ering and badly frightened man into his
skiff and get him ashore safely.
Fatal Fire at St. Louis.
St. Loris, June 3. Fire broke out early
yeiasaday in a small tenement building,
1,633 Franklin avenue, this city. A man
named Scholtham. 70 years of age, was
smothered to death in his bed. His son,
George Scho)tham, and the latter's wife
and two sons, aged and 4 years respec
tively, arc not expected to survive their
injuries. Mrs. Mary Hauss and her little
son were badly burned. Tbe lessee of the
building is under arrest on suspicion of
having set fire to it.
Trampled the Woman to Death.
I)E9 Moixes, Iowa, June 3. At Clarks-
ville Sunday the team of a German named
Lobock started to run, when Lobock's
wife sought refuge under a fence with a
child in her arms. The team ran over the
fence, trampling the woman, crushing her
breast and killing her instantly. Tbe
child's arm was broken, but it was not
Important Witness Accidentally Killed.
DETnoiT, Mich., June 8. George Hayes,
a Grand ' Trunk switchman, and the only
person who positively identified Burchell,
the alleged murderer of the young Eng
lisnman, tteuham, at ooastock, was
killed by the cars at Windsor yesterday
Engineer and Fireman Burt.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 3. In a collision
between a coal train and a pony engine on
the Cleveland, Ixrain and Wheeling road.
near Masillon, Engineer Meer and Fire
man Higgins were -so badly hurt that it
is feared neither can recover.
CHICAGO'S GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
An Offer of tbe Ashes of Cleopatra for the
Chicago, June 8. A citizen of Alexan
dria, Egypt, named Alexander Taglia
ferro, has written to the World's fair
management, enclosing a photograph of
a sarcophagus which he believes and
claims' is . that of Cleopatra. He says it
was recently discovered in Cwear's camp,
near Alexandria. After paying the
Egyptian government its dues, the writer
says, he sold it to a friend for speculation.
When the sarcophagus was opened the
contents fell in ashes, with the exception
of tbe skeleton, which ia still preserved.
Will Sell Her Bones for 60,000.
Mr. Tagliaferro says he is prompted to
negotiate with the exposition authorities
from notices which he has seen in newspa
pers of the United States announcing that
the khedive of Egypt baa been asked by
the directors of the exposition for the
mummy of Kameses. He begs to offer for
sole this sarcophagus and skeleton for the
sum of 12,000 on the spot, the inference
being that the purchaser will be required
to pay freight.
Novel Identification Suggested.
In explaining the features of this tomb
he states that the five faces on the three
sides are positively the images of Cleo
patra. He incloses a local newspaper with
a description of the sarcophagus, and a
small paper package containing pulver
ized bone, which he alleges is part and
parcel of the remains of the Egyptian
queeu.and alleges that any good Spiritual
medium will be able to know if it is really
part of Cleopatra's bones.
Dead Sure to be Some Grand Queen.
If it should prove not to be, then it could
be aacT-rtained through the medium whose
it is. For if it is not Cleopatra, he says it
must be the remains of some other grand
queen of Egypt. As described, the sar
cophagus is of solid ancient marble, very
closely resembling crystal found in upper
Egypt. . Thia communication will be re
ferred to the committee on foreign ex
hibits. - -. - . -.
They Smell the Battle Next
Fall From Afar.
DEMOCRATIC HOSTS OF ILLIN0I3.
Gathering at Springfield for the State
Convention To-morrow Some Candl-
. dates who are On Hand The Milwau
kee Antl Bennett Law Convention to be
Combined Affair A Close Stale Elec
tion in Oregon Political News Notes.
Springfield, Ills., June 3. The leaders
of the state Democracy are all on hand
for the convention to be held to-morrow.
Several members of the central committee
arrived yesterday to attend the meeting of
that body. The early comers were Brin
ton of Tuscola, Nelson of Decatur, Me
Namara (representing Wright) of Free
port, Mesenkop of Princeton, and Bouton
of Jonesboro. It will be the duty of the
committee to agree upon a temporary
chairman for the convention and arrange.-!
other preliminaries. The members of the
committee decline to give any information
as to the temporary organization of the
convention, but it is known that J. B.
Mann, of Danville, is the favorite of many
for the position, as he is quick, exiieri
enced, firm, and possessed of a good voice
qualities that make a good presiding offi
cer and there is strong reason to believe
that the honor will be conferred upon
Candidates Not Numeroas.
The only candidates yet on the ground
are E. S. Wilson, of Olney, and H C. Pace,
of Ashley, both of whom aspire to bead
the ticket as candidate for treasurer. J udge
Wilson has been making an active canvass,
and as he is thoroughly identified with the
farming interest it seems pretty certain
that he will go into the convention with a
strong following. Mr. Pace claims to have
a good many delegations pledged to him,
and expects to make a good showing. Both
of these gentlemen declare that if Cook
county should come here united on a can
didate who would be acceptable to the
masses of the party they would gracefully
retire, but they do not look upon Mr. Fitz
gerald as such a candidate, and neither
they nor their friends believe that it is
possible for him to secure a nomination.
Palmer Has No Competition.
There is no talk as yet of a candidate
for superintendent of public instruction.
Clendenin, of Cairo, is understood to de
sire the nomination for that position, and
Parker, of Cook, is talked of. It is prolv
able that others will lie brought to the
surface. It is conceded all around that
Gen. Palmer will be indorsed for United
THE BENNETT LAW FIGHT.
A General Pooling of Issues Against the
Law in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, June 3. There is every in
dication that the so-called Lutheran cou
vent ion that will be held in this city, be
ginning to-morrow, will not be confined
only to followers of that faith who are
opposed to the Bennett law, but will in
clude Roman Catholics, protectants of all
denominations and agnostics as well, who
believe that the measure should lie wiped
off the statute books. Father Decker, a
Roman Catholic priest of this city, will
be one of the delegates and John C. Lud
wig, who was chairman of the committee
on resolutions in the recent Roman Catho
lic convention, will be a memlier of a
similar committee iu the Lutheran con
vention. A Leading Spirit's Remarka.
Mr. Koerner, who is one of the editors of
The Gennauia, a leading spirit in the anti
Bennett law movement, said yesterday:
"We will not accejit any law that pre
scribes what branches shall be taught, or
that requires any specified mode of in
struction. We believe in compulsory edu
cation though, and in framing the substi
tute law proposed by The tiermania we
had in view the idea of devising something
up" which the friends and opponents of
the Bennett law might agree. We
omitted any "F.nglish elanse' because that
was a strong ground of objection to the
Action of Chicago Democrat.
Chicago, June 3. At the Cook county
Democratic convention yesterday the del
egates to the state convention were in
structed to vote for William Fitzgerald
for state treasurer. Resolutions were
adopted declaring in favor of the Austra
lian ballot system, the amending of the
compulsory school law, and indorsing
Gen. Palmer for United States senator.
The Oregon Stale Election.
PORTLAND, Ore., June 8. In the state
election held yesterday the vote for gov
ernor will lie close, but the returns re
ceived seem favorable to Pennoyer (Dem).
Meagre returns from the state indicate the
re-election of Hermau(Kep.)for congress by
from 4,000 to C.iHH) majority. The Repub
licans will probably have a majority in the
legislature on joint ballot.
The Independent Voter on Hand.
Providence, R. I., June 3. The results
of the little town elections yesterday show
much bolting and tbe presence of the in
dependent voter every w here. In some cases
fusion tickets were elected. In others
candidates lacked only one or two votes of
Elected a Democratic Mayor.
Norwich, Conn., June 3. Craudall
(Dem.) was elected mayor yesterday. The
Republicans elected the remainder of the
Garibaldi's statue Decorated.
NEW York, June 3. The decoration of
Garibaldi's statue in Washington square
took place yesterday morning iu the pres
ence of a large number of people. Several
Italian societies participated in the cere
monies. When the statue had been dec
orated with flowers and bunting the mili
tary section of the societies saluted the
statue in Italian style. Conterno's band
then played selections of Italian patriotic
music The paraders then went to Bron
ner's park, where the sharpshooters par
ticipated in a prize shooting match.
Harvard Students Speak Out.
Boston, June 3. At a large meetiug ol
Harvard students last night resolutions
were adopted denouncing the recent acts
of vandalism, and delating that they were
the work of but one or two men, and
should not be charged by public opinion
upon the students as a body. - It was re
solved to raise money among the students
to repair the damatre bo far as possible.
and to employ detectives to ferret out the
guilty parties and bring them to justice.
The Capricious "Trolly" Wire.
Milwaukee, June S-r-Consternation
was created yesterday by the burning
out of a telephone cable containing 'J00
wires and the cutting off from means of
telephonic connection of that number of
subscribers. The cause was the transmis
sion of the current from the heavily
charged trolly wires of the Hinzey elec
tric, railway to the telephone wires. Three
switchboards in the central telephone sta
tion were burned out.
An I'nnecessary Explanation.
Brussels, June 3. The Independence
Beige, under the impression that the
United States government opposes protec
tion iu the Congo state because that pa
pers articles ou the subject were regarded
by the American government as having
been officially inspired, explains that the
opinions expressed iu the articles were its
Labor Bulldosera in Trouble.
LoKDOX, June 3. The court at Magde
burg, Germany, yesterday sentenced four
strikers to terms of imprisonment varying
from six to eighteen months for iuti updat
ing workmen who refused to abandon
their work or take part in the general
strike. . ... '..-.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
-A.X POPULAR PRICES,
Ia alwaya to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Kritish Forces tor r fnumllsnd.
Halifax, June a Two toredo boats
are expected to arrive from England this
month. They will be accompanied out by
II. M. S. Tyne. A fleet of war ships ar
rived yesterday from Bermuda, including
the Pari ridce. a comparatively new gun
lot of the first class, a sister ship of the
Thrush. She carries six guns. There is a
rumor here that a regiment of the line
and two batteries of artillery are about to
sail from Kngland for Xevvfuundlaud.
l'nltinc M on Ilismarrk.
Beki.in, dune 3. The emperor has in
formed Prince Bismarck that if he does
not at once cease his utterances on political
afTairs and other mutters relating to his re
tirement, with which the press has been
filled of late, the result will lie serious to
Following are tho quotations on the board
of trade to-day: VVhcut No. 2 June, opened
fr-ic, closed f-"Sc; Juir, enetl f-.Tc, closed
ie: N-pteinbrr, op ned Ulhc, c loseil vcic.
Corn No. 2 June, opened :tBs-, clo-et Sic;
July, opined ami rbiwd Mex iioptcmher,
opened and -closed 3Mc. Oats No, 2 Jnno,
ojiened -rtic closed 2l?ic; July, opened SKje,
closed IMSc. i'ork June, opened Sia.2 closed
$1.1.15; July, opened and closed f 13 I-ard-Jaue,
oicned ir,tt7i, closed 4ui.
Live Mo k l mou ft. ck yards prices were
quoted as follows: lions .Murk-1 opened
dull and prhes lUc loner ttian Saturday:
light prudes, i:i.S.'.-itiV much lucking, t-1.n0
WiAS): mixed lots J3.OC(,l.,i:: heavy packing
and shippiug lots t s 4.U7W. ,
Cat t le SI ronit: lieevcs. f i.Ktrr.Vrt. cows and
mixed. $l.trtj.;l-, 6tx kers and feeders, $3 ia
HM, Texas grasse s Ji.m.Ui.r."; fed. $3J3 Rj.
Sheep Lower, dull; f-lioru. ft.)l5.;; wouled.
1 1.51k. l (II.
lroduce: Butter - Finest creameries, 13&
VH Per lb; finest dairies, hl.Xllc; packing,
stock, 4lj(,V. Egn Strictly feesh, .124c
per dojt. I oultry Chirkens KtfNloc per liw
turkeys, 7c: ducks S.'l'-I'c; Reese, f t-tanJiiun per
doi. 1 olatoew-Ou track common and mixed,
atg-Tic cr bo; i eerie s. MlTtXi : r.urhanks,
&i4Vk-; sweet l-olatocs. S3.iiil.i-l.7S per hhl.
Apples ft. (raVOH per hhl. Strawberries '.So
New Yohk, JuneS.
Wiieat No. S red winter, ur,t4c cash; do
June, MI4C; do July, 9i4c; do August, il4c:
do September, VlKic. Corn No. S mixed,
c cash; do June. Wgc; do July, 41c; dn Au
gust, 4140. Oata-Steady; No. 5 mixed, lc
cash; do June. Ssc: do July. iEc Kye Nom
inal. Bwley Nominal. Brk Bull; mem,
liaTBJlt. 4. La'd-Stcaly: July, to.; Au
Live Stock: Catt le Mar. et ruled firm, at
former prices nd everything sold- IVtorest to
tb best native Kteera S4.lUii5.lS V I'M t.s.;
Trxauo, a.SUi4.4; bulls and dry ow . fyia.75
Sheep and ljuuhs She. -p. slow at a decline of
from to H; V : iambs, dull at V lower
shevp, (4 V Ht) ts; Utnlis, $7 7ft.ji8.37H
Hogs Market steady: live bojs S4.ai-i4.4it w
Hsy TTplaod prairie. t S011 00
Ry TliouUiv b 7i(i4 9.50.
Oosl Hoft lis
Cord WoodfS t $4.'0.
Absolutely Pure. :
This powder never varies. A marvel of nuritv
strangth nd wholesomaess. Mors economira'
taan the ordinary Unas, and cannot bs sold i
competition wita the multitude of low teetTahnn
weight alomttpr phosphats powders. ttoldaijZ
in cans. KoiAi Bauh Fowdbh Co, lot Wall
-THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
I I" IU O El IT A fV1 IHa eli-ioo trii!ie. made from pure . r,
H. SIEMON fe SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
U0S SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
ARCADE CIGAR STORlT
1803 SECOND AVE., . . ROCK ISLAND.
KIXE LINE OF
Domestic, Key West and Imported Cigars.
ter-Box Trade a specialty
CITY PAINT SHOP
DEUCKMIILER fc CO.,
All kicda of '
Painting, Graining, Paper
v fi.11 won: warranted and done to order on short notice
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th 'a
J. "W. JOKES-
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERT DESCRIPTION.
The Idgbe. nrlc paid for pood, of kind. Will lr.de. sell or be, .nrthlnR.
No. 1614 Second Avenue
His opened bis New and Spacious
- SAMPLE ROOM
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
where he would De pleased to see his friends. '
tar"AH kinds of drinks ts well as Ale and Porter and the wn k . ,
ol, pl.ee in the city wbe yon on get iu RT, Beef Lo L '. 'Dd !'-" '
GRRRxnuroJ' 'nd of CUT FIXjWERS eonsiabtly on band.
One Block North of Central p.rk flower store,
Tbe iCtto Iowa Prk' Brly Sint-
F. W. HERLITZKn.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery, Bock Islan i.
- for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
-Made fa the latest atyle. Alao repairing done with neatnea. andldlip..
- : aP4T arw
Avenue, Dealer in
Hanging and Kalsomit
" MJ IV IS.
of Brad j Street